Sean Wilson takes a look back at the remarkable career of Danny Elfman – one of the most creative individuals in the world of film music
Every year, I list three film score discoveries – in other words, film scores I’ve come across for the first time. In 2012, I was swept away by the scores for The Russia House, The Luzhin Defence and Something the Lord Made.
Jerry Goldsmith’s score for Alien is one of the greatest science-fiction/horror soundtracks of all time, mixing an orchestral ensemble with an array of unusual instruments to represent the horrific xenomorph at the heart of the story. However, he and director Ridley Scott were to have their differences as to how the score should work in the movie
Sean Wilson chooses his favourite film scores of the year -that’s orchestral soundtracks as opposed to selections of pre-existing songs. Get swept away by his selections
As spring finally rolls around (and not before time), it’s time to take stock with some of the loveliest music cinema has to offer